Concrete Pavements for Climate Resilient Low-Volume Roads in Pacific Island Countries

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This report explores four concrete pavement types which offer potential for improving the climate resiliency of roads: (i) jointed plain concrete pavement, (ii) concrete block pavement, (iii) geocell concrete pavement, and (iv) roller compacted concrete pavement. A principal aim of this report is to stimulate discussion in the PIC road engineering community on the use of concrete pavements, and how to design, construct and maintain them. The audience for this report includes managers, engineers and technicians of road entities, road sector consultants and contractors in the PICs, as well as development partners. It is anticipated that some of the pavement options covered here will be considered for construction in World Bank financed road projects in PICs.